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5 Beginner Tips for Hosting a Webinar

Webinars can be an intimidating marketing tool especially if you are not 100% comfortable with the topic or speaking to a large audience. One benefit is that a great webinar has the ability to connect companies with people. These connections can lead to conversations with new prospective clients which could potentially drive sales. The more comfortable you become with webinars the more fun you can have with them!

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Blogging - Is it worth it?

As a small business, companies worry about having the time to create successful blog content. They also worry about the frequency of blogging. While the fears our clients have are legitimate concerns, the positives of blogging far outweigh the negatives. I am here to share a few statistics that will convince you that blogging is a necessity for your website.

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Credit Union Launches Website to Promote Member Financial Health

Financial Health Federal Credit Union (FHFCU) approached Marketpath about redesigning their website to promote who they are and what they do. As a credit union, they wanted to highlight the difference between credit unions and banks, while increasing their visibility and better communicating their unique services and value-adds to both customers and prospects.

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Why You Need a Mobile Website - 7 Surprising Statistics (Infographic)

In April of 2015, Google announced that it would use mobile friendly sites as a ranking signal. It labeled sites as “mobile-friendly”. This pushed nearly 85% of all websites to a responsive design. View our 7 surprising statistics. Infographic included.

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How to Tackle Negative Reviews on Social Media

There are many channels customers can use to interact with your business on social media. As a business you need to be prepared for the positive and negative reviews as well as communicating with clients through social media.

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Best Practices for Effective Content Marketing

Most marketers agree that content marketing is very difficult to do well, especially for small businesses with limited people and resources. To help I’ve put together a list of guidelines or best practices for effective content marketing.

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A Simplified Explanation of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Many business owners aren’t marketing experts, so they often only have a basic understanding of website optimization. When talking with them, I often try to give a quick overview of what SEO is and some of the main factors that can positively impact search results.

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Proprietary vs. Open Source CMS: Part 3 of 3

Like open-source, there are many different proprietary CMS software, but the key factor is being comfortable with the company behind them. They must have the expertise to not only keep your website running, but be able to invest in the continual improvement of their product.

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Proprietary vs. Open Source CMS: Part 2 of 3

In the previous article, I laid out for you what open source CMS and proprietary CMS software is. In this article, we'll get further in depth into open source CMS detailing the benefits and drawbacks of the system. 

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Proprietary vs. Open Source CMS: Part 1 of 3

There are hundreds of content management platforms available divided into proprietary and open sourced software. So the question arises, what do you choose? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each so you can decide what is best for your business.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website! We created a site that better fits our brand and helps our clients find information they need quickly.

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2016 Digital Marketing Checklist

As you’re finally getting over your holiday hangover and becoming excited about a successful and prosperous 2016, it's a good time to take a step back and make sure you have all of our ducks in a row regarding our organization's digital marketing plans and strategy.

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How to Effectively Market for Local Businesses

Have a local business? A small business? It might be a difficult decision to decide whether to do more online or offline marketing - online being website marketing and social media and other outlets, offline being mailers, newspaper ads, etc. On average, before a consumer will convert with a business, they will find information about your company seven times

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57 Channels (and Nothin' On)

There's an enormous amount of content on the web that's interesting, educational, and entertaining and this makes it very difficult to capture attention but it doesn't mean we should stop trying.

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Marketpath's Visibility, Engagement, and Conversion Funnel

Visibility, Engagement, and Conversion. These are the three pillars of effective website marketing I started writing about in 2008. A great deal has changed since then but the basic premise behind these has not. Let's dive into each and learn how building a fundamental understanding of each phase can help you become a better marketer.

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Seth Godin for President!

As Seth Godin points out in his candidacy announcement, today's marketers (and politicians) should connect with people based on relevant, meaningful content to better engage and form lasting relationships.

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Ten (10) Questions to Determine if You Need a New Website

So you work for or own a small or medium sized business. You have a website, you’re not sure if it is adding any value, but you’re also not sure you want to spend the time and money to upgrade it.

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Mobilegeddon Is Here – Are You Still Ignoring It?

We have been warning clients and prospects for months now that Google’s April “Mobilegeddon” update would seriously impact their position in Google’s search results. See the articles below for details:

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Your 2015 Content Strategy

Now is the time to define your 2015 content strategy. Here are a few questions you should answer before the daily grind steals your time and attention.

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Credibility is Paramount for Small Business Websites

When discussing website strategy, everyone likes to discuss visibility and conversion, but for many small business websites, generating credibility may be the most important factor in your online success. Your website is the new yellow pages for any small business – it’s the first place any prospect will go when they want to learn more about your company and what you do.

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Website Magazine Names Marketpath One of Top Content Management Platforms

Marketpath is honored to have Marketpath CMS, our easy to use website content management system, named as one of the industry’s Top Content Management Platforms by Website Magazine. Last month, Website Magazine selected Marketpath CMS as one of their Top 50 Web Content Management Platforms (CMS), based on extensive evaluation criteria. 

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